Originally Posted by ciarlatano
If you are dead set on using a 60mm thick rad, the HWL SR2 is a much better all around
rad than the EK XE. It has better low rpm performance, scales well and has very user friendly multi-port - https://www.xtremerigs.net/2015/02/1...-round-2015/5/
The bolded statement is not true. The SR2 performs better than the XE only at <1000rpm with single fans. At 750rpm push/pull they are already equal.
So, "all-around" the XE is the better rad.
I re-read most 360 rad tests yesterday because I'm making similar choices, and I decided to go with the XE because at my target speeds of around 1100rpm push-pull it will be better, leaving me more headroom if needed to push higher clocks for some benches or such.
The XE has not as many ports, just two on the opposite side of the fittings that can be used for filling, for instance.
The PE instead is a mediocre performer and should be replaced by at least an alphacool x45 or if thicker can fit Nemesis GTX (5.5cm) or SR2 (6cm).
Originally Posted by Aontaigh
I'm not sure whether to run two EK-CoolStream PE 240 (40MM Thick) radiators or one EK-CoolStream XE 360 (60MM Thick).
x2 EK-CoolStream PE 240 (40MM Thick): €140
x1 EK-CoolStream XE 360 (60MM Thick) €117
Can't you fit 2x XE 240, or even better one 360 and one 240?
The PE is a bad performer, forget it. Always go for the most radiating area that you can, then for the best rad for your space and usercase (silence or speed).